Powerball Jackpot 4th Largest In US History

Posted at 6:13 AM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-06 22:05:35-05

The drawing for one of the largest jackpots in U.S. history is set for Wednesday night.

Officials said the $500 million Powerball jackpot is now the fourth largest ever in North America.  

People have already won up to $2 million in prizes after Saturday's drawing. However, no one has been able to get all six numbers correct.

Thanks to strong ticket sales, the jackpot has jumped from $450 million to $500 million. 

“Players are always excited when a jackpot reaches such an incredible amount but remember to play responsibly; it only takes one ticket to win,” said Rebecca Hargrove, CEO and President of the Tennessee Lottery. 

But don't get too excited -- lottery officials said the chances of winning are one in 300 million.

If no one wins, the prize will just keep on soaring.